Waldo Ellwanger


1. NAME:   Waldo Ellwanger

2. DATE OF BIRTH:  1952 (Best batch yet)

3. OCCUPATION:     housewife

4. PLACE OF RESIDENCE:  middle of the far west of Northern.germany

5. WHAT YEAR DID YOU BECOME A FAN?:   1971
 

6.  BEEFHEART ALBUMS IN ORDER OF PREFERENCE:
 
 
SAFE AS MILK :   ___________________6
MIRROR MAN :   __________________ 2
STRICTLY PERSONAL :     __________ 7
TROUT MASK REPLICA :     _________5
LICK MY DECALS OFF BABY :    _____3
SPOTLIGHT KID :   ________________  1
CLEAR SPOT :     _________________
UNCONDITIONALLY GUARANTEED : _
BLUEJEANS & MOONBEAMS :    ____
SHINY BEAST :    _________________    4
DOC AT THE RADAR STATION :    ___6
ICE CREAM FOR CROW :__________

 
7. TOP 10 OTHER ACTS:
changing inclinations; presently:
Bill Callaghan
 SMOG


8. NUMBER OF ALBUMS  OWNED:  146

9. HOW DID YOU FIRST DISCOVER CAPTAIN BEEFHEART & THE MAGIC BAND,
AND WAS THERE A PARTICULAR SONG THAT MADE YOU SEE THE LIGHT?:

T'was the MIRROR MAN, I was introduced to first (& you know about the  "first cut..."), by  my student friend Russ Climber (a "Jazzer",  actually),
and we shared his obsession through the following decade. It's his Beefheart-vinyls, I'm presently authorized to "keep"/look after/use up.
with TMR then, it was MOONLIGHT ON VERMONT (das haute die nadel aus der rille), & with the KID, I fell for the MARIMBA.
 

10. NUMBER OF BEEFHEART  GIGS SEEN, AND WHICH YEARS:
      The closest I got to the diamond was Gary Lucas playing FLAVOR  BUD LIVING on an 1994 solo in Berlin

11. ART SHOWS VISITED:

12. ANY CONTACT WITH DON?:

13. MUSICAL ABILITY / TRAINING:
      i once tried to teach myself  the CARROT-thing on piano, by  recorder. gave up after intro.
      for a couple of months took marimba-lessons. didn't get on well  with the exercises, though, being left-handed.
      I play RADIO well.

14. ANY OTHER INFO YOU WISH TO ADD?
      Being no musician, I feel the RANKING is all about taste,  STRICTLY PERSONAL, as it were.
      so my ranking is simply based on the lots of lifetime I spent  listening to the record in question (while listening to nothing or little  else)
      (an alternative ranking could be based on the impossibility of  getting FAMILIAR with a beefheart album.., with TMR heading, of course.
      I do believe this is why all this music has been living on so far and so well.)
 

 
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